Important – How does the Ontario Government see the Velmar Development and our Efforts?

By September 18, 2019 Uncategorized

The Honourable Michael Tibollo, MPP Vaughan –  Woodbridge has helped to get the Provinces view point on Development in Vaughan.  You can read the letter from Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing letter in its entirety  here.  This is not the Province forcing the Velmar Redevelopment Project upon the City as part of the push to intensify.  On the contrary, It seems to be a push by councillors to push for this Redevelopment Project even though their own constituents are opposed to it.

Quoted from the letter

“It is the Vaughan Official Plan of 2010, not the Province, that provides direction for new development under the Housing Supply Action Plan. The Vaughan Official Plan maintains that in Community Areas with established development, new development must “be designed to respect and reinforce the existing physical character and uses of the surrounding area.”

 

The Province has made it easier for municipalities to allow growth and intensification.  The Province is also pushing for intensification but it is up the Vaughan Official Plan of 2010 to decide how development happens.  Most importantly, new development must “be designed to respect and reinforce the existing physical character and uses of the surrounding area.”  So in other words… You shouldn’t build High Rises in an area like Weston Downs because high rises do not match the physical character of Weston Downs.

We don’t need a task force to make a decision that has already been made by the Vaughan Master Plan.  No High Rises in Weston Downs.  Let your Councillor know that you are against this!